BBBR Resistance Fighters Respond

To Monster Trovillion's Savagery

Activists to Be Proud of...

April 20, 2001




E-MAIL THE BIGOT:, Bigot's Website







Dear Resistance Fighters and Activists:


I just received this link:




from "Senator's antigay lecture shocks students"

By ANN-MARIE MANCHISE of The Tampa Tribune


Gay students lobbying for discrimination protection in Florida schools got a jolting civics lesson Monday from a lawmaker who welcomed them into his office only to declare: "God ... is going to destroy you."


"I don't understand why the gay population is becoming so vocal," state Rep. Allen Trovillion, R- Winter Park, told the Orlando-area high school students.


[DIVA NOTE:  See] 


"You are going to cause the downfall of this country that was built on Christian principles."




...Thomas Gentile, 19, sought to give the lawmaker a better sense of what gay students contend with in Florida schools each day.


He described how he was beaten during his freshman year in a Boca Raton high school classroom by assailants who targeted him because of his sexual orientation. School administrators suspended the attackers for one day. They also suspended Gentile, he said, suggesting he provoked the violence by being "too openly gay."


Trovillion was unswayed.


"You have to suffer the consequences of your actions," he told the group.


"The Scripture says that no homosexual will see the Kingdom of God, and I can't put it much straighter than that," Trovillion added.


"God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, and he is going to destroy you and a lot of others."




Well, you know me.  I can't just let this slide.  No way.  This kind of stuff makes me absolutely bonkers.  So, I'm holding today's BBBR site update until I finish my "response" to this "public servant."


This sorry son of a b**** needs to be flooded with e-mails and angry calls.  It's one thing to be a bigot in the private recesses of your dark and vicious heart, but quite another to spew your venom on people who have already suffered the tender ministrations of those who think just like you.


This guy is entitled to his opinion, but so I am, and I plan to exercise my rights.


If you are interested in doing the same thing, here is his contact information:


Allen Trovillion

"Bush for President"

Florida Steering Committee


Florida House Member

District 36



Email the Monster:

Email Bush about his supporter:



Room 308 House Office Bldg.

Tallahassee, FL  328399-1300

Phone 850-488-0660



1360 Palmetto Ave.

Winter Park, FL 32789

Phone 407-623-1355

Fax 407-623-1357


Next Election 2002  (GOOD!)


Allen Trovillion's Home Page:





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Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 22:41:33 -0400 (EDT)

From: Elizabeth A.


Subject: your message to gay students



Dear Representative Trovillion:


I was dismayed to hear of your remarks to gay students as reported in the Tampa Tribune.  I believe that the same Bible that you think says God hates homosexuals also accounts inter-racial marriage and divorce as sins, and sees no problem with slavery.  And yet, reasonable people have acted to make the laws of the United States more humane, just, and fair on those subjects.  Furthermore, that same Bible also says, "Judge not, lest ye be judged."


As a public servant, your job is not to determine who will be going to Hell, or base laws on such determinations.  Your job is to faithfully represent the interests and well-being of your constituents.  The first right of every citizen is their life, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people of all ages often live in fear for theirs.  Even though I disagree with your stance on homosexuality as a sin, even if you were right, your job still would not be to stand by and condemn.  Your job would be to take legislative action to stop violence, especially in public institutions such as schools.  It doesn't matter if you hate the people who are victims, or consider them sinners.  Your job demands that you protect the rights and lives of the citizens of Florida as much as is legislatively possible.


Please do your job.



Elizabeth A.

(full name and contact info were provided)




From: "David S"

To: <>

Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 9:31 PM

Subject: Concerned Civic Watchdog


You have been quoted as saying:


"You are going to cause the downfall of this country that was built on Christian principles."


to a victimized group of homosexual students.  To this I must ask, who's Christian principles are you referring to?  Some Christians support the civil and moral rights of people to be gay, while some, obviously, do not.  Are you implying that one Christian sect's point of views are superior to that of another's -- and do you plan on legislating, or not legislating as the case may be, based on that principle? And for that matter, why is it, specifically, that one must be "Christian" to begin with in order to have you represent them?


The rights to free speech and the freedom of religion are implicitly granted by the Bill of Rights, and as a benevolent representative of a democratic people, it is your responsibility to help ensure that those rights are not infringed upon.  Furthering the agenda of one specific religious sect or group of sects in opposition to the health, safety, and unimpeded expression of your constituents (yes, that includes gay people) is undemocratic, against the spirit of the Constitution, and just plain foolish.  Furthermore, your stance in this matter promotes a trend of domestic terrorism aimed at innocent homosexuals.  Yes, Senator, your stance does not simply label you as anti-gay, but as PRO-TERRORISM.  Please bear these facts in mind when addressing this matter in the future.



The Voice of Reason


[DIVA NOTE:  I believe the rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion are EXPLICITLY granted by the Bill of Rights; whereas the right to privacy is IMPLICIT in that document, and the writings of its authors.]




Subj:  Re: ACTION ALERT!!!! 

Date: 04/10/2001 4:59:20 PM Pacific Daylight Time





Mr. Trovillion:


According to the Tampa Tribune, you recently told a group of gay students, “The Scripture says that no homosexual will see the kingdom of God, and I can't put it much straighter than that.”


I have seen other so-called Christians make this claim, but I have never found the passage of Scripture that says this. Perhaps you have a different version of Scripture than I have. Or perhaps some pages are missing from yours; specifically, the pages that include these passages:


1 Corinthians 13:13, “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”


Luke 6:36, “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.”


Matthew 22:39, “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”


John 8:8, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone.”


Luke 6:42, “Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.”


Mark 7:6-7, “This people honoreth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”


Matthew 23:13, “But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.


Considering that you specifically told the students they will not see the Kingdom of God, Jesus might have been talking directly to you in that last passage. Are you listening to Him, or are you listening to your own self-righteousness?



Maia C.

Resources for Resisting the Regime


(full name and contact info were provided)


CC:  George W. Bush




From: Nancy B

To:; George W. Bush


Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 8:11 PM

Subject: Florida high school kids



Rep. Trovillion,


These kinds of statements reported by Ann-Marie Manchise of the Tampa Tribune and attributed to you are child abuse.  These were public school kids, not your private gaybashing audience.




Pure and simple, cruelty.  What on earth were you thinking Sir?  Shall someone call Social Services in Florida?  This is outrageous.  If you disagree with Gay rights, okay, too bad.  But to invite these kids into your office so that you may personally condemn them to Hell is unconscionable.  You sir have no compassion.  In fact, you seem rather a zealot. 


Next time, leave our children alone.


Nancy B.

Pittsboro, NC

(full name and contact info were given)



From: <Joe F.>

To: <>; <>

Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 6:54 PM

Subject: Re: [BushOccupation] ACTION ALERT!!!! Monster on the Loose in Florida!



Rep. Trovillion:


The Tampa Tribune reports gay students lobbying for discrimination protection in Florida schools got a jolting civics lesson Monday from a lawmaker (you) who welcomed them into his office only to declare: "God ... is going to destroy you."


Just who made you spokesman for God? What revelation did you have to give you power of judgment on others?


Jesus said, Matthew 7:1-2

1  "Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

2  For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.


A Christian must be very careful about judging others. If you are a Christian, then you should believe what Christ has said, "Judge not. "The more harshly you judge, the greater will be your judgment.


However, Jesus did say, "By their fruit you will know them."  St. Paul said, "The love of money [greed] is the root of all evil."


Your party and your president display a great amount of greed. Are we to believe St. Paul and by your actions know you, your party and your president are evil?


Perhaps, you and your president are hypocrites and not Christians. You only pretended to be to get votes, in that you have no fear of Jesus' warning at all.



Joe F.

Texarkana, Texas

(Full name and contact info were provided)





From: "Gryphone"

To: <>

Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 3:51 PM

Subject: Re: [BushOccupation] ACTION ALERT!!!! Monster on the Loose in Florida!



This is a paradox: it's shocking, but not surprising.  He's a republican in the south.  Probably a "good" Christian churchgoer.  Probably sits next to Katherine Harris in the front pew.


I was raised a Christian, and I just happen to be gay.  I can't recall ANYTHING in my upbringing that told me it was OK to hate people because they are different from me.  Christ was a sensitive, caring person who embraced outcasts.


Phone calls and emails are one thing, but I'm wondering if there isn't a way to organize, galvanize and energize the sane people of Florida to ensure that this evil man is voted out of office in the next election.


It's doubtful that we'll ever change the minds of hateful, close-minded Republicans who listen to Rush Limbaugh every day.  But it seems to me that there is time to organize a grassroots movement to fight this evil idiocy.


Remember Anita Bryant?  I recall how dismayed I was when she was getting so much attention.  But people wised up and she lost her job as the spokesperson for Florida orange juice.  Last I heard, she was working in a dress shop.


History could repeat itself. . .it just could.




P.S.  Please feel free to share this message with anyone at your discretion.




From: <>

To: <>

Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 3:41 PM

Subject: Re: [Voter] ACTION ALERT!!!! Monster on the Loose in Florida!



You've got to be kidding! This was guy was ELECTED???


[DIVA NOTE:  This is Florida we are talking about, so I wouldn't assume that.]



The Lone Wolf

The Liberty Democrat

Speaking out for truth, justice and all that crap

Boies Don't Cry

"If you want to live like a Republican, vote Democratic"

If Jesus Christ was a hippie, what does that make Jerry Falwell?



From: "Ronny M"

To: <>

Cc: <>

Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 7:49 AM

Subject: Gay Remarks



It has come to me attention that you recently met with a group of openly gay students in Florida and your remarks were less than supportive.  While we are all entitled to our own opinions, your remarks are no better than that of Adolf Hiter. You will probably never face the type of hate that gays and lesbians face.  You will probably never never have a gun pointed to your head and told to "die faggot".  You will probably never see your own brother die of an illness that some bigots like youself feel that they "brought it on themsleves".  These things will probably never happen to you nor do you care.  You are unfit to serve in public office.  I thank God that I live in a community and have a loving family that is opened minded and supportive.  Those are true ideals of real Chirstians.  You, sir are nothing less than a hateful bigot.  You will never have the honor of meeting my brother.  He died of AIDS in 1989.  He IS in a better place now. 


It's a good thing you live in Florida.  Because where you're going, you'll need to get used to heat.


Ronnie K. M.



From: "Ronny M"

To: <>

Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 7:56 AM

Subject: Rep. Allen Trovillion



Dear Gov. Bush,


I am shocked by the hateful remarks made by Rep. Trovillion to a group of gay students.  It's words like his that fuel the fires of homophobia that lead to violence against gays and lesbians. 


Rep. Trovillion's words are worthy of a KKK member and not those of a member of the Florida State or any government.


As Governor of the State of Florida, you need to speak out.   I look forward to your responce.


Ronny K. M.






From: "sharnell"

To: <>

Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 3:58 PM

Subject: I sent a letter to the caveman.



Re: Letter to the Dishonorable Senator Allen Trovillion.


Copy of my letter to him:




Step down from your position . You are heartless and vile. You need to live by yourself in a cave. How dare you make statements as; "The Scripture says that no homosexual will see the Kingdom of God, and I can't put it much straighter than that," Trovillion added.


What scripture is this?


What bible do you read this in?


You are a disgrace to public office and should resign immediately!!!!


And I hope that when you are saying grace tonight, that you ask God to forgive you for passing judgment on one of his sons. Because brother, he is the only one to do this.  Allow me to remind you that---






I hope he reads this and thinks about it. Probably not, but it sure doesn't hurt to let him know how we all think. Especially if a large group of us will do it.


Keep up the good work. You're doing a great job and I am behind you all the way.






[DIVA NOTE:  I think the scriptures that MT is most likely to refer to in any reply to our protests, are:


Matthew 5: 17-20 (Red Letters -- Jesus quoted)


Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fullfil.

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.




1 Corinthians 6: 8 through 10  (Paul's Letters to The Corinthians)


Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.


...Just an FYI so we can all be prepared.]